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Forum: Digital Recorders (PVRs) General   10-28-2013, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Charlie46227
I've not read posts on this thread, but want to...

I've not read posts on this thread, but want to mention that Amazon has a little ATSC digital converter box called HomeWorx HW-150PVR that has HDMI out and has 'cable loop through'. I have gone...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-27-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,926
Posted By Charlie46227
Update: Still running fine after 2+ months. If...

Update: Still running fine after 2+ months. If you're organized and pay attention when you dig into it, the project is simply some screws and plugging and unplugging connections. Plus using the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Finally got the chip in (slow plane from China)....

Finally got the chip in (slow plane from China). :-) It came with the thermal 'tape' but i opted for using the Arctic Silver 5. Initially with my unit, it didn't make full contact (you can tell when...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Finally got the chip in (slow plane from China)....

Finally got the chip in (slow plane from China). :-) It came with the thermal 'tape' but i opted for using the Arctic Silver 5. Initially with my unit, it didn't make full contact (you can tell when...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-02-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,926
Posted By Charlie46227
Search through the AVS forum. The solution is a...

Search through the AVS forum. The solution is a new DMD chip. $85 shipped from China (2 to 3 wks delivery) or about $120 from someone in USA who already got from them. Hard to get at the chip unless...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-07-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Thanks. Waiting on the chip from China....

Thanks. Waiting on the chip from China. Contacted them and it is on the way. They are shipping a newer version and changed the number to 1280 6138B. I asked if it would work properly using my 3 yr...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   12-05-2012, 05:28 PM
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Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Initially used Heatgrease 10 as it was a bit...

Initially used Heatgrease 10 as it was a bit thicker than their other Stars stuff, but still not very good. Tested and got more dots. Not sure if I had enough on to make good contact or if it just...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,340
Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Well, I changed the thermal tape to Heatgrease10...

Well, I changed the thermal tape to Heatgrease10 (rated about average online and MUCH more 'paste-like' in texture than Stars' other products). Ran half an hour, shut down, re-started and saw three...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-28-2012, 09:23 PM
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Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Oh, I've had mine for several years now. On my...

Oh, I've had mine for several years now. On my second lamp (over 3000 hrs for sure). While I do think it was 'cheap' of them to use bad heat sink thermal 'tape', and do agree it should not happen,...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-28-2012, 01:48 PM
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Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Couldn't find the thermal paste locally, but a...

Couldn't find the thermal paste locally, but a computer repair guy gave me a small sofpak of "Stars" heatsink compound. He said it worked for P4 (?) CPU chips. I'm thinking of using it for this chip...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   11-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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Views: 316,038
Posted By Charlie46227
Thanks for the part number. I've not seen it for...

Thanks for the part number. I've not seen it for less than $119. Any help appreciated as mine went from two spots to four spots and is multiplying every day!
Also, has anyone tried the thermal...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-06-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,043
Posted By Charlie46227
I've been using an old comcast box as a tuner to...

I've been using an old comcast box as a tuner to receive the signal and send it on to a DVI projector. However, I just upgraded to a new projector w/HDMI. Currently I use an HDMI to DVI adapter....
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-29-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,084
Posted By Charlie46227
OK so I have (will have, it's not painted yet) a...

OK so I have (will have, it's not painted yet) a DIY Behr UPW (1850) +Minwax polycrylic clear satin gray 8.0 screen onto a Parkland board. I'm wondering what tweaking I'm likely to need from the...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Charlie46227
Thanks. I knew you'd know what I was talkin'...

Thanks. I knew you'd know what I was talkin' 'bout ! They don't call me 'cheap charlie' for nothing! It so happens that I have a quart of unmixed Behr UPW 1850 that I never used. I can talk Home...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   09-28-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Charlie46227
Just bought an Optoma HD66, replacing my ol'...

Just bought an Optoma HD66, replacing my ol' BenQ PE5120 whose lamps finally bit the dust. I painted a white 72" diagonal screen for that one using a 'forgotton' formula onto a plastic board (bout...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-21-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Charlie46227
That's the easy answer. Thanks. Do any of the...

That's the easy answer. Thanks. Do any of the blue-rays have tuners so I could do away with the cable box/converter ? I'll be searching but if anyone knows please respond. TIA.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,006
Posted By Charlie46227
My understanding is that after an hour, the...

My understanding is that after an hour, the light output decreases as the projector 'warms up'. IOW, initially the brightness is much higher than after the projector has been on for awhile. When...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   09-21-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By Charlie46227
OK, so I've been using an older cable box to...

OK, so I've been using an older cable box to feed OTA digital for several years feeding into a BenQ PE5120. Can't see paying big $$ for a replacement bulb and the 'cheapo' bulbs apparently don't...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   04-29-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 686,498
Posted By Charlie46227
uote: Originally Posted by RWB What a curse...

uote:
Originally Posted by RWB
What a curse this has become or as the wife calls it 'HD-OCD'.

It takes awhile for it to sink in, but when it finally hits you have to scratch your head. In the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-12-2006, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 686,498
Posted By Charlie46227
[quote=nathill]I am very unimpressed with the...

[quote=nathill]I am very unimpressed with the broadcasts from Conseco.

Hmmm. I'm watching via DLP projector at 72" diagonal and don't notice the pixelization though I do notice an initial cutout...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   03-04-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 686,498
Posted By Charlie46227
[quote=pduncan]Hey Charlie, I guess it...

[quote=pduncan]Hey Charlie,

I guess it takes more strength to push the signal strong enough to lock into it than analog does........ but I guess with analog, you don't really "lock" onto the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-23-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 686,498
Posted By Charlie46227
Quote:Originally Posted by posg...

Quote:Originally Posted by posg http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

We're a long way from watching fuzzy "Popeye and Janie" and "Sammy Terry" off...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   02-16-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 686,498
Posted By Charlie46227
Quote:Originally Posted by jasonblair...

Quote:Originally Posted by jasonblair http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/0)

I could be mistaken because my DirecTV HD receiver also has an OTA HD...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-14-2006, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Charlie46227
If you go the 1 x 3 method, I would have two...

If you go the 1 x 3 method, I would have two recess holes on the backside (flat drill bit would work, but don't drill all the way through!) on the top frame board, then use either a couple small...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   02-13-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Charlie46227
Don't know how big a frame you want around the...

Don't know how big a frame you want around the Durotherm, but if 1/2" or so is sufficient, I suggest using the plastic framing that is made for it! (I bought mine at Menards) If you go to where the...
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